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Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« on: April 21, 2011, 04:15:30 PM »
I recently had unprotected anal with a guy that has a VERY PERMISCUOUS history. In fact he works in Gay porn.  He swears he had a neg result a month to two months b4 our encounter.  I know that ppl lie so I am going to get tested.  

Two weeks from today will make 6 weeks post exposure.  What's scaring the hell out of me is that approximately 2 weeks after the incident I felt a little tired and like I was getting a cold some intermittent chills.  Then the cold came on and  lasted 3 or so days.  

I don't think I had a very high fever.. I had sneezing sinus drainage, post nasal drip.. but that could have been due to my working in the yard  the day b4.  I been sweating some in my sleep but I took my temp when I woke up and was sweating some and I didn't have a fever .  In fact my temp was only 97.6 degrees.

I don't have swollen lymph nodes. I had a sore throat just for an evening from the post nasal drip.  

How accurate will my rapid test be at 6 weeks?  Do my symptoms seem like ars?  I didnt' miss any work and never felt real bad .. only like I had a mild cold.  

I never do things like this... I had been out drinking was the only way this happened and I since have quit drinking completely.



« Last Edit: April 21, 2011, 04:17:24 PM by freakinout »

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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011, 04:25:55 PM »
Freak,

Were you top or bottom? Because if you were top, your chances of ending up poz over a one-time insertive incident are very low.

No, your symptoms are not consistent with ARS. They ARE consistent with bugs and various other things that accompany seasonal changes, which is exactly what this time of year is all about.

You need to get it into your head that it does not matter how promiscuous you or your sexual partners may be, all it takes is the use of condoms to make it  a non-issue. You choose to have unprotected intercourse. Let's hope you don't pay the price for that for the rest of your life.

The earliest you should test is at the six weeks. The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by this point, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days. A six week negative must be confirmed at the three month point but is highly unlikely to change.

You need to learn from this. Here is what you need to know in order to remain hiv negative:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011, 04:37:29 PM »
I received.  I know I made a huge mistake.. I definately will learn from this either way.


I thought feeling crappy, light fever and chills that come and go were ars symptoms.  Are they not?

Are those symptoms usually severe?

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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 04:46:32 PM »
Just so you know for this time and for the future, neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms can ever be relied on to accurately reflect your HIV status. Only an HIV test can give you that answer. If you get a hopefully negative result at 6 weeks, the likelihood is you will continue to test negative at 3 months.

Fingers crossed here for you.
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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 04:47:00 PM »
Freak,

Many people never experience a single symptoms of seroconversion. And when they do, they don't come and go, they happen all at once. I myself was sicker than I'd ever been before in my life. It's not about low-grade fevers, if you're going to get the fever it will more likely that not be spectacular.

You have had a risk and you do need to test.

However it is true that people in the porn industry get tested regularly and they have to do so as a term of their employment. You'll most likely be ok, but the only way to know for sure is to test.

Good luck with your testing and hang in there. Don't make the mistake of thinking every little change is something to do with hiv. Get productively busy while you wait to test and don't fall into the trap of micro-examining your body. All you'll do is cause yourself stress and that can make you feel ill and it becomes a vicious circle-jerk. Do yourself a favour and don't do it.

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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011, 05:56:18 PM »
Your right for sure.  I can't believe I allowed myself in this position.  The worry and the guilt are eating me up.  I been in a monogamous relationship for 6 years.  I am not having sex with them now and haven't since before this incident.  

Going to come clean with them either way, just waiting to find out test results to get it all out at once.  


My Porn/Escort sex partner had reassured me of his negative test a month/two ago.  However, I get really concerned because of his willingness to bareback.  He only tops , NEVER bottoms ... I understand that also lessens the risk of him having it and have passing it on to me, correct?

« Last Edit: April 21, 2011, 05:59:00 PM by freakinout »

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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 06:23:36 PM »
Your right for sure.  I can't believe I allowed myself in this position.  The worry and the guilt are eating me up.  I been in a monogamous relationship for 6 years.  I am not having sex with them now and haven't since before this incident.  

Going to come clean with them either way, just waiting to find out test results to get it all out at once.  


My Porn/Escort sex partner had reassured me of his negative test a month/two ago.  However, I get really concerned because of his willingness to bareback.  He only tops , NEVER bottoms ... I understand that also lessens the risk of him having it and have passing it on to me, correct?



I agree with the others that the likelihood of you testing positive over this single incident is not great but that said, I would make the following observations:

This is why you cannot trust what other people say about their status. Moreover, how do you know he only tops? Because he said so?

As Ann says professionals in the porn industry are, generally speaking, tested regularly but you should not rely on that general state of affairs to answer your very specific questions. There are periodic reports of HIV outbreaks in reputable porn stables.

The only way you're going to know if you've been infected is to test at the appropriate time.

Hopefully the lesson you'll take away from all this is the need to use condoms and lube whenever you have anal or vaginal sex.

MtD

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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2011, 12:43:34 PM »
I am sorry to keep posting.  I am so freaked out.  I feel totally fine now but can't let go of the fact that exactly 2 weeks after having unprotected sex with this guy I suddenly get a fever and chills that lead to me having  a cold. 

I appreciate the support here. 

Is there really any way that wasn't ARS illness?


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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2011, 01:39:25 PM »
If you lived in Austin I could probably tell you the stars status as I know most of them here (ok - and have been with most of them too ::::blush::::.  Based on his willingness to BB, I would guess he films for Treasure Island (those guys seem to love Austin too).  As you will understand now, a test 2 months ago means NOTHING.  Ig he's had sex since the test then the test is pretty much null as he has been expeosed again post-test.  I would not worry to much about the stuff two weeks post.  That would be a VERY fast turn around.  I didn't show reactive for 6 months (NOT what you wanted to hear I know) but I didn't seropconvert until 3 months although I had HCV also which can mask you reactive test.

Now that I've paniced you, let me back out of it.  If I were you, Knowing what I know after 18 years of this, I would NOT be paniced.  You are more than likely fine.  Side note: you BITCH for getting the porn guy <G>!!!!!
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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2011, 01:55:52 PM »
Being that he is also an escort and based on the reviews that I found online of him ( TONS) I assume he has quite a business.  Tons of reviews, Tons of movies = TONS OF RISK. 

I am a total wreck.  This MESS happened on march 25th.  It's  April 22nd, I can go get a rapid test on Monday.  How accurate would that result be?


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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2011, 02:29:44 PM »
Bigdane, as is explained in the opening thread in this section, eit is a rule of the site that only those who are authorized to do so may respond to members in this forum. However well intentioned you are not authorized to respond so please don't do it again. Thanks for your cooperation.
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2011, 02:32:37 PM »
Freakin, the average time to seroconversion is 22 days. All but the smallest number of those who are going to seroconvert will do so within 4-6 weeks after an exposure. If you test negative at 6 weeks then there is a strong likelihood that you will continue to test negative at 3 months for a conclusive result.

While waiting you need to make a real effort to focus on other matters in your life. Don't bother saying you are too freaked to do that because I can tell you that response won't fly here. Make the effort and you will be amazed at how much more easily the waiting time will pass.

Good luck. and keep us posted.
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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2011, 03:59:59 PM »
I just jumped on a scale and found that I have lost 15 pounds in the last 3 weeks

:(

This is really starting to look bad isn't it

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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2011, 04:43:41 PM »
Yah it is, the way you are looking at it. Weight loss is not an ARS nor an HIV specific symptom. Right now you are busily (mis)interpreting everything that happens to you physically as OH NO, ANOTHER SIGN OF HIV.

Given your state of anxiety your weight loss is more likely to be about not eating properly. Whatever it is about it's not a symptom of early stage HIV infection.
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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2011, 05:11:28 PM »
If it does turn out that I am positive does that mean I can't do any contact sports like wrestling? Are the meds so hard on you that physically you cant do it?  Would I have to let anybody I do sports with I have hiv?  Would I be putting anyone else at real risk?

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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2011, 06:51:19 PM »
How about we deal with one thing at a time, specifically getting tested.

If you should test positive you absolutely would still be able to participate in sports.
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2011, 07:53:25 PM »
Thanks for the assurance.  I have 14 days til I test ( 6 weeks)

I have read tons of threads on your site whereas it's stated that symptoms mean nothing.  Fact is I just never get sick and for me to suddenly get a fever and chills that lead to what I thought was a cold after my potential exposure just seems all too coincidental.

My risk was about a month ago, I got sick two weeks after it. 

I confirmed with the guy I did it with he tested two months before our get together but I am sure there were tons of guys he was with in that time frame.

I guess all I can do it wait and pray for the best.  This sucks


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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2011, 08:44:07 AM »
Freak,

Yeah, lots of people "never get sick". Until they find themselves in a serious anxiety producing situation like yours. I totally agree with Andy that your weight loss is most likely to do with your anxious state leading you to eat less.

And yeah, it sucks. But what you need to do now - for your own sake, not ours - is to get busy with other things in your life while you wait for the appropriate time to test. Surfing around the internet in general or this site specifically is not going to make one little bit of difference to your test results, but it will make a difference to how quickly this waiting time does or does not go for you. Get off the internet, get busy with other things, and your six week initial testing time will be here before you know it.

Hang in there. No matter what your test results are, you're going to be ok and you're going to be able to live your life pretty much the same as you do now. So quit fretting and get busy with other things in your life while you wait to test.

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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2011, 04:44:48 PM »
It just hit me that I had a large ulceration on the inside of my groin during the time I was experiencing my flu like symptoms.  It hurt like hell then popped and went away.  I thought it was an ingrown hair or something but now I have found out that is another sign of ARS.

I was hoping this whole thing was maybe herpes , now it looks more and more like hiv

I had

fever
sore throat
chills
large puss filled genital ulceration
and got about 13 chicken pox looking spots across my chest.

I am very scared

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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2011, 04:51:22 PM »
Absolutely nothing you are reporting symptomatically is in anyway HIV specific.

Your head is just going nuts with your HIV fears and all to no good purpose.

As Ann has told you, you  need to make a real effort to focus on other things until you can do your 6 weeks test.

Do it.

Cheers.
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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2011, 09:05:57 PM »
I thank everyone for answering my previous questions.

Asking questions on this board has been assuring and somewhat theraputic just to be able to type out my concerns.

I have a few quick questions about ars

What defines night sweats as a symptom?  Do they have to be drenching?
What classifies chills as a symptom? is it just a quick chill and a passing feeling of being cold?  Or is it a prolonged episode of chattering your teeth and not being able to get warm?
Would the fatigue be such that you cant do anything?

I still did my wrestling up til the 3 days that my "cold" started.  During that time I would have an occasional chill. I would feel cold and tun on the heat when everyone else was not cold.   I was drowning in sinus drainage and my sore throat only lasted one night and when I woke up I was sweating and had about 13 red pimples across my chest.

I don't think I have any other active symptoms right now but I had very mild sweating in my sleep last night on several occasions when I woke up. 

I have 10 more days til I can test..

Can someone please explain to me how severe the above symptoms have to be to be considered a significant symptom?

Thanks in advance

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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2011, 03:57:21 AM »
Freak,

We do not discuss symptoms.

As we have explained to you at some length symptoms mean nothing when it comes to diagnosing HIV. Only identifying risk behaviours and testing at the appropriate time can are useful in this regard.

You are simply going to have to wait this out.

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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2011, 02:32:07 PM »
Your right , I appreciate your response.  I have 9 days till I can test and obviously I am not handling this well.

I been beating myself up about putting myself in this position.   I know better.

I don't have insurance which is another thing freaking me out and I don't make good money. 

Will I be able to get meds?  If I'm positive other than meds how does it change your life?  Can you live a normal life span?

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« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2011, 03:11:20 PM »
Freak,

Knock it off. Stop putting the cart before the horse. There is every chance you're going to test negative and even if you don't, it may be years before you even need meds. I've been poz for fourteen years now and I'm still not on meds, so chill. And yes, there's no reason to think you can't live a "normal" life-span no matter what your results. And you can get hit by a bus tomorrow too. There are no guarantees in this life.

Stop beating yourself up and get the hell off the internet and get busy with other things in your life while you wait to test. You can post here until the cows come home and it's not going to make the slightest bit of difference to your ultimate result, so stop it.

You're not going to get a lot of sympathy here until you take the steps necessary to get your mind off what you cannot control. While you cannot control the window period nor can you control what your results will be, you CAN control what you think about and what activities you do to get your mind off things. Visiting this website will NOT take your mind off it.

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« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2011, 03:42:05 PM »
Hi Ann,

Thanks for the response.  I had dropped my previous chain of posting about symptoms and thought I would ask a few questions regarding the realities of Living with HIV.  I am hopeful that I will come out negative absolutely!  I honestly thought my last post was more in the spirit of the board as I have finally accepted the fact that nobody on the board goes anywhere near discussing symptoms.

I am not looking for sympathy and apologize if I came across that way.  Just trying to wrap my head around this , find some kind of peace with the result good / bad and hear the truth about not just the stuff said on the internet where they make ARV's look like a cake walk  or the other extreme as well.


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« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2011, 03:51:34 PM »
Freak,

If you got off the internet and got busy with other things like we've suggested to you over and over and over again, you would not be reading "stuff said on the internet where they make ARV's look like a cake walk  or the other extreme as well."

You're only causing yourself untold anxiety and misery by not taking our advice to GET BUSY WITH OTHER THINGS while you wait to test. I wish I could reach through my laptop and disconnect your computer for you. You don't seem to be willing to help yourself and disconnect it yourself.

There's nothing more we can tell you while you wait to test. There is absolutely no good reason for us to hold your hand and go into detail about what will be if you do test poz (and I really don't expect you to). All we can tell you is that either way, you're going to be ok. You really, really are going to be ok either way. So chill - and get your ass off the internet!

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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2011, 04:23:40 PM »
Ok, Got it.  I'll let you know the results.

Thanks for your patience , information and frankness


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« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2011, 05:14:31 PM »
I made it two days I think, :( 

I have had a swollen lymph node inside my leg for several days now.  It is causing shooting pains down my leg and I have all these weird pains all over elbows, neck, knees, chest.

Could all this be stress?   

I test in two days...

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« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2011, 06:05:12 PM »
We can't diagnose anything in this setting. What I can tell you is that nothing you are reporting is in anyway HIV specific.

You've got a couple of days more to wait and then you will get a for real answer. And like Ann I expect it to be a negative result.

Meanwhile do yourself a big favor and get off of the computer. Really.
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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2011, 05:15:45 PM »
Went and tested today.  Rapid finger prick test.  Negative! 

She said this was a baseline and that it won't be meaningful til 3 months.

That true?  Thought six weeks was good as gold and 3 months was a  formality.

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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2011, 05:32:22 PM »
Congrats on that happy result. A negative at 6 weeks is more than good. It strongly points the way to testing negative again at 13 weeks. And that's what I expect will happen.

Now, get busy with other things in your life and the time will pass more quickly than you may imagine is possible, and certainly way quicker than if you indulge surfing on the net for stuff to scare yourself with.
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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2011, 06:26:55 PM »
freakinout, I just wanted to let you know I am going through the same as you, assuming everything that happens to my body means I am possitive.  Reading your post has made me realise i am not alone and I was so glad to read the last post that your latest test was Neg. 

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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2011, 08:24:32 PM »
freakinout, I just wanted to let you know I am going through the same as you, assuming everything that happens to my body means I am possitive.  Reading your post has made me realise i am not alone and I was so glad to read the last post that your latest test was Neg. 

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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2011, 08:52:52 PM »
Bob, I know your intention was well meant, but as Rod has pointed out to you, only those who are authorized to do so may respond in threads of other members.

You are not authorized so please stick to your own thread. Thanks for your cooperation.

 
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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2011, 08:50:55 PM »
Ive determined that the HIV test I received was either the Clearview or the Unigold Trinity finger prick test.  What generation are these?  Are they newer test or old outdated test?


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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2011, 10:39:49 PM »
I think it was the Clearview Complete HIV 1/2” rapid finger stick test

What generation is this and how does it impact my prospects at being negative after receiving a 6 week negative result?

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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2011, 07:00:31 AM »
Freak,

I have no idea what generation that particular test is and if it is so important to you, why didn't you ask the person who administered your test?

The bottom line here is that at six weeks, it doesn't really matter what generation of test is used. After decades of testing for this virus, we know that most people who have actually been infected will test positive by this point regardless of what generation the test may be. I don't think the older generations (1&2) are even manufactured any more.

I fully expect you to test negative again when you have your conclusive three month test.

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Re: Ars symptoms two week after HIGH RISK EXPOSURE
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2011, 10:05:13 AM »
I did ask the counselor.  Unfortunately she did not know and wasn't very willing to discuss anything outside her very scripted answers.  I accepted that as I figured I would be able to readily find out for myself which I found to be quite a chore and honestly as confusing as my frenzied research regarding ars.

I did however find this chart, http://www.hivguidelines.org/wp-content/uploads/HIVtestingchart_3-10.pdf

which  I have found reassuring.  I can only assume that a test that came out in 2006 is 3rd generation right


Thanks for the feedback and the positivity Ann.  If I get through this with my sero-status intact, lesson learned 100% . 



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« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2011, 11:00:29 AM »
Freak,

When are you going to realise that all these details don't really matter? We're telling you what's important - you are highly unlikely to end up poz after a six week negative and it doesn't matter what generation is used.

Now that you do have that six week negative in hand, we're not here to hold your hand. You're just going to have to suck it up and get busy with other things while you wait to confirm your negative result.

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